Registration for Fall Math Webinar Series Sessions in September and October

Registration for Fall Webinar Series Sessions in September and October

The Virginia Department of Education will continue to offer fall webinars to support teachers in addressing unfinished learning and student recovery of mathematics knowledge and skills.

Bridging for Math Strength – Part 2

These sessions are a follow-up to the August 31st sessions during which the new Bridging for Math Strength resources were unveiled.  Participants will have the opportunity to take a deeper dive into the research, strategies, and resources included in the Bridging for Math Strength website.

Registration Links:

Grades K-2:  Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:00-5:00pm

Grades 3-8:  Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:30-6:30pm

Using Small Group Instruction to Address Unfinished Learning

These sessions will highlight strategies and structures for implementing small group instruction and using classroom routines to differentiate instruction to meet student needs.  Emphasis will be placed on the use of formative assessments to identify student strengths and unfinished learning to ensure grade-level content is the target of instruction. (Note: each session from October 4 is repeated on October 14)

Registration links: 

Elementary Session:   Monday, October 4, 2021 4:00-5:30pm

Secondary Session:  Monday, October 4, 2021 6:00-7:30pm

Secondary Session:  Thursday, October 14, 2021 4:00-5:30pm

Elementary Session:  Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:00-7:30pm

Structuring Effective Mathematics Intervention 

These sessions will build on the information shared in previous webinars of this series.  The sessions will highlight how to differentiate mathematics instruction using evidence from formative assessment to identify student strengths, as well as provide actionable ideas on how to effectively structure and implement student intervention. (Note: each session from October 18 is repeated on October 25)

Registration Links

Elementary Session: Monday, October 18, 2021 4:00-5:30pm 

Secondary Session: Monday, October 18, 2021 6:00-7:30pm

Secondary Session: Monday, October 25, 2021 4:00-5:30pm

Elementary Session: Monday October 25, 2021 6:00-7:30pm

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Geometry Videos for the Week of September 13th thru 20th

Points, Lines, and Planes

Midpoint

Reverse Midpoint (Finding Endpoint with Midpoint Formula)

Distance/Length Formula

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Geometry Work for 9/17 and 9/20

1. Problem of the Day

2. Distance Formula Notes

3. Distance Formula Worksheet



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Geometry Work for 9/15 and 9/16

1. Problem of the Day

2. Midpoint Formula Notes

3. Midpoint Formula Worksheet



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Geometry Work for 9/13 and 9/14

1. No Problem of the Day, Algebra Review Quiz: Solving Linear and Literal Equations

2. Points, Lines, and Planes Notes

3. Points, Lines, and Planes Worksheet

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Band Parent Meeting postponed to Thurs. Sept 23

No band parent meetings will be held on the same night of School Board meetings. We will decide a new meeting date on Sept 23.

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Register for the YMCA Today

YMCA Programming is Open to Any SPS Employee interested in an excellent In Person workout with Certified Trainers, Potential Equipment Checkout, and Social Interaction, and Online Session options in a Live or Recorded Format. Programming Begins September 21, 2021.

Face to Face: M/W = 4:30PM -5:30 PM
Virtual: T/TH = 3:30 – 4:30 PM

The Virtual YMCA will be offered as Live sessions.  Each live session will be recorded.  In order to collect the 5,000 Wellness points staff members will need to use either Live Session or Recorded session in its entirety.  Availability of Recorded sessions will remain posted for 2 weeks.  It will be important for staff members to make-up a missed session quickly.

Face to Face Staff may use recordings to make up lessons. However, virtual participants may not attend a face to face session as a makeup.

Login date/time stamp will be tracked for both by YMCA staff. 


YMCA Registration

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Register Today – Computer Courses

Attention All Bus Drivers, School Based Cafeteria Staff, Custodians, and Teacher Assistants,

Register and learn how to use a Chromebook at the College and Career Academy at Pruden (CCAP).  This is an evening course from 5PM – 8PM.
Basic Computer Skills & Wellness Introduction

  • 9/27, 9/28, 9/30
  • 10/11, 10/12, 10/14
  • 10/25, 10/26, 10/28

Fundamental Computer Skills & Wellness in Depth?Participate in the Computer Skills Class During the 20-21 School Year??  Take our Part 2 Course.

  • 10/4, 10/5, 10/7
  • 10/18, 10/19, 10/21

*These courses are brought to you by the Obici Healthcare Foundation?

Register: TodayContact Denise Russell, 757-925-6754
Questions: annemccoy@spsk12.net

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September Newsletter

The SPS Employee Wellness Program opens on October 1st. Catch up on the latest Wellness News Today with the September Wellness Newsletter.

September 2021 Wellness Newsletter

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Welcome to Mr Woodis Band Class

Please bring your instruments to class every day. Percussionist will need their own sticks and mallets. When using bass drum and timpani mallets please be sure to wipe them after each use. Disinfectant wipes are available. All band students must wear a mask when not playing your instrument. I look forward to meeting you all. Have a GREAT NEW SCHOOL YEAR!!

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Geometry Videos for the Week of September 7th thru 10th

Tessellations

“Geometric designs of repeating figures that completely cover planes without any gaps.” Examples: Ceiling and/or Tile Flooring

Regular Tessellations

“Same Polygon Shape repeated without any gaps.”

Semi-Regular Tessellations

“Two or More Polygon Shapes together make a pattern without any gaps.”

Solving Linear Equations

Solving Literal Equations

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Geometry Work 9/9 and 9/10

1. Problem of the Day

2. If not done, Collect Semi-Regular Tessellation Design (+15pts)

3. Algebra Review Notes: Solving Linear + Literal Equations

4. Worksheet “Solving Linear Equations”

5. Algebra Review Quiz: Solving Linear and Literal Equations [Next Class]

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Geometry Work for 9/7 and 9/8

1. Problem of the Day and Remind Signing up Information

2. Syllabus, Grading Rubric, and Class Expectations

3. Geometry Folder and Student Survey to Fill-out

4. Tessellation Notes

5. Semi-Regular Tessellation Design (+15pts)

6. Homework:

I. If not done in class, Semi-Regular Tessellation Design (+15pts)

II. Algebra Review Quiz: Solving Linear and Literal Equations  (In Two Classes–Next Monday 9/13 [5th Block] or Tuesday 9/14 [1st, 2nd, 4th, + 6th Blocks] or Wednesday 9/15 [3rd Block])

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Final Day of Summer Band Camp / Game Day

Today is the last day of Summer Band Camp!! Camp hours will be from 3 pm to 9:30 pm. The time for the start of tonight’s game has been delayed due to the heat index for today. Gates will open at 7 pm. The game begins at 8 pm. Students will be dismissed NLT 9:30 pm. Please check your email and text from Charms concerning chaperon assignments for tonight. There is no concession stand tonight. If you are not on the email / text to chaperon tonight, you must purchase a ticket to get into the game.

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Professional Learning Webinar Series

Professional Learning Webinar Series
VASCD is sponsoring a variety of professional learning opportunities for Virginia educators through webinar series with a variety of timely topics. Visit VASCD for additional details and costs:
Session Series: Sept. 16, 21, 23. Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Rubrics. Presenter Eric Carbaugh will share tools for the use of performance tasks and rubrics.
Session Series: Sept 22, Oct. 6, 22, and Nov 10. Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms-Preparing Learners for Their Future. Presenter Eric Sheninger will share how to prepare students for success now and in the future. 
September 30Ongoing Assessment and Effective Feedback to Drive Learning. Presenter Eric Carbaugh explores how to help students learn to persist, reflect, and strengthen their skills using feedback and formative assessment.
October 5: Don’t Kick Me Out – Invite Me In! (Discipline Through an Equity Lens). Presenters Casey Roberts and Kambar Khoshaba highlight practices that emphasize self-regulation and social-emotional learning over exclusion.

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Micro-Credentials

Micro-Credentials
Exciting news! VASCD is offering the following Micro-Credentials from August 1 through November 15, 2021. Find out more information today!
-Creating a Performance Assessment Blueprint
-Designing a Rubric
-Incorporating Peer Review and Feedback
-Facilitating Respectful Student-to-Student Conversations
-Building Classroom Community
-Building Students’ Academic Discussion Skills

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Training Opportunity: Re-enrollment–Beyond the Basics

Training Opportunity: Re-enrollment–Beyond the Basics
The Regulations Governing the Re-enrollment of Students Committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice, 8 VAC 20-660-10 et. seq., presents the procedures for re-enrollment of students into the public schools when they have been in the custody of the juvenile justice system and receiving instruction through local and regional detention centers and the Department of Juvenile Justice. To assist school divisions in satisfying the requirements of the regulations, VDOE will offer a webinar on September 8. See Superintendent’s Memo 232-21 for details. 

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Humanities in Class Free Webinar Series for All Teachers

Humanities in Class Free Webinar Series for All Teachers
Registration for the 2021-22 Humanities in Class Webinar Series is open. Over forty sessions are scheduled featuring scholars and experts from across the humanities. Each live webinar is 90 minutes and includes resources and readings from the scholar. Participants can earn 5 professional development credits. The series is free, and teachers at all levels and subjects are invited to join.  

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Remind Sign-up Information



Students and Parents sign up for Mr. Jay’s Geometry Updates on Remind by completing these steps:

1. Text to the number 81010

2. Type in the Message for these classes:

Geometry Block #1: @GeomJay1

Geometry Block #2: @GeomJay2

Geometry Block #3: @GeomJay3

Geometry Block #4: @GeomJay4

Geometry Block #5: @GeomJay5

Geometry Block #6: @GeomJay6

3. Press Send

4 You have joined the class and you will receive text messages from me about assignments, projects, assessments, and important information that will be due and upcoming in Geometry Class.



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Welcome to Geometry Class 2021-2022

Teacher: Mr. E. Jay

Email: ericjay@spsk12.net

Room:  209

Blog: http://blogs.spsk12.net/8524/

Remind: Sign up for Geometry Class updates–instructions on other blog post (entitled Remind Sign-up Information)

Syllabus: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UrEJZYd9Sir9gGC31AunUr-RGQz5-C4L_SLVRMEhW6Q/edit

Welcome Note:

To Students/Parents/Guardians,

Hi, my name is Mr. Eric Jay and I am excited to welcome you to Geometry Class this school year!  I will do my best to help every student feel successful in geometry this year. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns now and throughout the year. The best way to reach me with questions is by email address of ericjay@spsk12.net.  

To be better prepared for these first days, I would like each of you to read the links below about the syllabus, signing-up for Remind, and being aware of my blog. 

After each class block, On this Blog I will have extra geometry educational video clicks available to watch to help reinforce what was taught.  If you are absent from class or need extra help when lost after I taught a lesson you can go to this blog site listed above.

More about Mr. Jay 

Math Head at Lakeland High School

10th Year at Lakeland teaching Geometry

18th Year Teaching Math in all (3 years in Newport News and 5 years in Illinois)

Coaching Experience:

Current Boys’ Tennis Coach at Lakeland.  Been the boy’s tennis coach the last 9 seasons at Lakeland.  If any gentlemen are interested in playing in the spring let me know.

Family:

Married and have 2 Boys and a Corgi Dog named Zippy

Reminder Statement:

I believe in you.

No matter what you have done, I believe in you.

No matter what has happened to you, I believe in you.

No matter what people say, I believe in you.

No matter your socioeconomic background, I believe in you.

No matter where you live, I believe in you.

No matter your age or size, I believe in you.

No matter your position or lack of one, I believe in you.

No matter what, I believe in you. 

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